Simple Links

Description

A rebooted concept of the obsolete Links Manager with many great enhancements and features. Manage and display links in your theme’s style. Fully extendable for developers who want to customize the functionality and output. Simple Links takes care of the back-end to let you focus on user experience.

This plugin is now the standard for managing links in WordPress.

Check out Simple Links Pro for priority support, Gutenberg blocks, display by category, import/export of links, searchable links, and so much more!!

Pro version 1.5.0 is now available with a Gutenberg block!

Features

  • Drag and drop link ordering
  • Optional link images
  • Shortcode support with a shortcode generating form
  • Ability to add additional custom fields
  • Widgets including various options for display
  • Ability to import links from the old WordPress Links manager
  • Options to remove the old WordPress Links Manager from the admin
  • Flexible permissions

Pro Features

  • Priority support.
  • Links will show up in search results.
  • Links in search results point to the link’s url.
  • Use the Simple Links posts as a public post type.
  • Ability to import/export links via a csv file.
  • Available csv template for adding new links.
  • Visual shortcodes.
  • Ability to display the links in sections by category.
  • Ability to display the category’s title above sections.
  • Ability to display the category’s description above sections.
  • Display multiple categories on a single page and order each one individually.
  • Option to only include links assigned to all selected categories.
  • Gutenberg block with support for all widget options and real time previews. NEW
  • Access to members only support area.

Currently ships with the following languages

  • English (US)
  • German (de_DE)
  • French (fr_FR)
  • Farsi (fa_IR)

Developers

Developer docs may be found here.

Contribute

Send pull requests via the Github Repo

Screenshots

  • The widget options

  • The short-code generating form

FAQ

The full documentation can be found here

https://onpointplugins.com/simple-links/ which is the same as the plugin link.

For Developers Docs See

http://onpointplugins.com/simple-links/simple-links-developer-docs/

For all other questions

Start a support thread and myself or someone from the community can probably help you out.

Reviews

Mee 20, 2019
Great plugin, does almost exactly what I want. Only missing a little adjustment in CCS because I use it as widget for country selector.
Disambor 14, 2017
Has has the feature I needed without a bunch of bloat. Really slick short-code form. I ended up buying the Pro version because I liked the free version.
Maarec 3, 2017
I hadn't used this plugin in a while for my own projects, just been support other users with their needs. This week a current project of mine needed a link manager and I thought, "Hey, I've seen one before". Worked like a treat. It was so nice to not have to design my project around a plugin and be able to just have a plugin solve a requirement that was already organically designed into the project. Thank goodness this plugin kept to the basics over the years and didn't become a swiss army knife of a plugin.
Séptembor 3, 2016
with the quirks, it's probably just as much maintenance as if I had pages of links I manually entered.
Séptembor 3, 2016
The idea to enhanced the wordpress links section is good. But any implementation should at minima reuse existing features of wordpress (such as said link section) and build on it. This plugin create a whole new system to manage link, totally incompatible with existing wordpress mecanisms. I know that using existing features can be a hassle, but with wide used cms like WordPress, it's the way to go.
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Links” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Simple Links” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

4.7.0

  • Added support for PRO version 1.5.0.
  • Greatly improved styles and structure of widgets.
  • Greatly improved styles and structure of shortcode form.
  • Updated translations.
  • Remove legacy help screens.
  • Open REST API to logged in users with editor+ capabilities.

4.6.8

  • Remove legacy errors for no block editor support.
  • Prevent links from having a target when set to none.
  • General code style improvements.

4.6.7

  • Support WordPress Core version 5.3.0

4.6.0

  • Add support for Beaver Builder.

4.5.0

  • Drop support for PHP 5.2 in favor of PHP 5.4